WELCOME TO AREA 52. HOBART. TASMANIA.
Since moving to our new store location, Area 52 is the largest independent seller of all things pop culture in Tasmania. We offer everything from comics, manga, books, and pop culture merchandise to trading cards, table top and board games. We even do e-sports and twitch streaming!
We’re very active in our local community through sponsorship of events and conventions, and partnerships with various societies. We have a regular schedule of events at our store focusing on building and supporting diverse communities and fan bases.
Our aim is to create a comfortable fun space where you can come in, play a few games, browse our goods, and have a friendly chat with our knowledgeable staff.
And if we don’t have what you’re looking for, we can order it!
COMICS & MANGA
Boasting the largest range of comic books and manga in Hobart, Area 52 can be your one stop shop for super heroes, villains and everything in between. We also carry a large range of art books for manga, movies and popular culture.
DC and Marvel, Vertigo, as well as classic manga series such as Dragonball, Naruto, One piece and many more, not to mention the independent publishers we also carry.
While we range a fearsome amount of fantasy and science fiction novels, we also stock a wide range of children’s books, cook books, young adult novels and books on history, music, and art. We have a great selection of novelty and popular culture books, relating to current themes both in life and trending movies.
GAMES & PUZZLES
Whether challenging your friends, or killing time by yourself, we have the game for you. From the latest and most popular, to the rare and the wonderful, simple card based games to massively elaborate boards, the choice is yours.
Our range of puzzles is equally massive. Focusing on sets by established brands such as Ravensburger, Clementoni and Holdson (among others), and ranging puzzles with up to 24,000 pieces (yes you read correctly, twenty-four thousand), we are sure to have the image and difficulty you are hoping for.
CARDS & EVENTS
Our giant selection of game cards includes Pokemon and Magic, as well as Vanguard, Buddyfight, Force of Will and Yu-Gi-Oh. We host a wide range of events to match this selection featuring a regular schedule of events as well as some major feature events, including tournaments for both card and video games, as well as collector events.